USED PARTY FOR SALE
It’s not all the blogs’ fault, of course. Even the party’s deep thinkers (such as they are) have long realized that the Donkey needs to be “re-branded.” Surely all of you know by now that the Democrats have solicited some of George Lakoff’s twaddle in an effort to better peddle their product, whatever it may be.
The problem is, there’s no there there. There isn’t a product. The Democrats as a united party don’t have any core beliefs beyond some tired platitudes about the need to be “progressive.” And when you attempt to re-brand without knowing what product you’re re-branding, well, that’s a recipe for disaster.
Take the Democrats’ desperate efforts to improve their image on security issues. It’s long been no secret that the country is a little wary in trusting such an important matter as national security to the Democrats in perilous times. So the Democrats know that basically they have to “butch up.” Unfortunately, going all jubilant about Joan Baez serenading a bunch of peaceniks in Crawford doesn’t exactly provide a reassuring image of strength.
But, alas, the Democratic re-branders are on top of things. And here’s what they’ve come up with:
That’s right, certain Democratic re-branders have decided the best way to enhance the party’s image is to crow about Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Talk about tasteless. Talk about obtuse. One can only imagine the protest and outcry if Republican boosters ever opted to engage in such crass triumphal behavior. And the fact that this image is being circulated so close to the 60th anniversary of these events…honestly, the mind reels at the stupidity of it all. While dropping the bombs was necessary and proper, they did kill over 100,000 innocent people. This is nothing to politicize in any form, let alone in a jesting manner.
And yet this little image has won the approving nod of prominent left-wing blogger and George Soros employee Oliver Willis. So this is your modern left – devoid of values and any reliably active sense of decency.
Fortunately Willis and his ilk are politically tone deaf. And even more fortuitously for the Republican party and its interests, they’re also apparently dumb as a post.
And yet they are the ones leading the Democratic party, the ones that leading Democratic politicians kow-tow to, hold conference calls with, and seek the advice of. The Democratic party is now officially rudder-less. And all of George Lakoff’s rhetoric won’t be able to obscure that uncomfortable fact.Responses? Thoughts? Please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org